Pete was raised in Los Angeles, California and joined the Navy shortly after graduating from Venice High School in 1987. After his initial job training, Pete completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training and became a qualified SEAL in 1989. Pete retired from the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams after a 21 year career, where he held various operational and leadership positions, lived overseas, and participated in military contingency operations throughout the world. His final tour was with SEAL Team FIVE as their Command Master Chief where he got to know Marcus Luttrell. Throughout his career, Pete has had direct experience and involvement with wounded warriors and the families under his care and is dedicated to continuing that support in the future.
After retirement, Pete finished a Master’s of Science degree in Global Leadership, a qualification as a Project Management Professional, and a certificate in Global Business Management and Strategy. Pete currently runs his own business that focuses on specialized consulting efforts for companies such as Nike, Inc. and Red Bull North America.
Pete lives in San Diego, California with his wife Tanya.